The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now (1977 dedication)
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The brand new edition of Classic Rock is in stores now – and it’s dedicated to the year 1977, a seminal 12 months in the annals of rock.
Over 50 pages we and the stars who were there look back at 1977 – the year that ushered in rock’s brave new world.
The issue also comes with a fabulous FREE CD which, again, celebrates arguably the greatest single year in rock’n’roll history.
Some of 1977’s finest songs get covered all to heck and collected on to one shiny disc, including Europe doing UFO’s Love To Love, Anthrax doing Queen’s It’s Late, Glenn Hughes doing Aerosmith’s Kings And Queens, Rick Derringer doing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s You Got That Right and many, many more…
Here’s a detailed rundown of the contents of Classic Rock issue 173, on sale Wednesday, June 20:
Cover feature: The Real 1977 – Inside the most riotous year in rock, in the words of the people who were there. Featuring
Prog vs Punk – Punk scrapper JJ Burnel and prog titan Rick Wakeman come face to face – and find they’ve got a lot in common.
Pavlov’s Dog – How did a band so poised for stardom contrive to let all their promise slip away? They must have been – cough! – barking.
Journey – “Punk was so raw and had so much fuck-you in it. I really loved it,” says Steve Perry. Yes, Steve Perry.
Stiff’s Greatest Stiffs – In 1977 Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and others on the Stiff label’s roster toured together in a bus. Mayhem? You betcha.
Muddy Waters – With a little help from his friends, in 1977 the blues legend made a stunning return to form in the twilight of his career.
On missing Steve Perry .. "His intuition. His sensibility. He had a certain panache and style that I clicked with. And there will always be that chemistry that we had. It was the most success that I've ever been associated with." Jon Cain 2011